Carson Tahoe SPCA, Carson City, has received one of 50 grants of $1,000 from Purina Cat Chow as part of its Building Better Lives program. All of the recipients are organizations that support and help cats find permanent homes. The grants are earmarked to help subsidize cat adoption fees. The grantees, all of whom list their pets on Petfinder, can choose to offer either free or fee-reduced adoptions.
The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003 the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and Petfinder.com member shelters and rescue groups.